Ephesians 2:17

“And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And came, and preached peace to you, which were afarre off, and to them that were nigh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he came preaching peace to you who were far off, and to those who were near;
- Basic English Bible

and, coming, he has preached the glad tidings of peace to you who [were] afar off, and [the glad tidings of] peace to those [who were] nigh.
- Darby Bible

And came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
- Webster's Bible

So He came and proclaimed good news of peace to you who were so far away, and peace to those who were near;
- Weymouth Bible

He came and preached peace to you who were far off and to those who were near.
- World English Bible

And he comynge prechide pees to you that weren fer, and pees to hem that weren niy;
- Wycliffe Bible

and having come, he did proclaim good news -- peace to you -- the far-off and the nigh,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:17


2:17 And he came - After his resurrection. And preached peace - By his ministers and his Spirit. To you - Gentiles. That were afar off - At the utmost distance from God. And to them that were nigh - To the Jews, who were comparatively nigh, being his visible church.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:17


Eph 2:17 Preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. The Gentiles were "afar off"; the Jews, "nigh". To both Christ preached with each other and with God.

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • BSP
    Verse 4: Jehovah God has an abundance of mercy. We should show our appreciation and thank God for this wonderful quality that he displays.
  • Psalm70
    The world is wicked as it ever was. There are lots of evils that our Lord hates that are lauded today -- 'gay pride', abortion, pride in general, hatred of God, disobedience to parents, music and movies and games with evil themes. We must resist the spirit of this world, and prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, He is coming very shortly to judge the living and the dead.
  • Abiodun A. Solomon
    We and the saints all have access by the Spirit unto the Father without discrimination. We are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens. We are building materials laid upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets while Jesus Christ is the chief corner stone. We are fitly framed together to make an holy temple in the Lord and an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephes 2: 18-22)
  • A disciple
    "..in time past ye walked according to the course of this world..in times past in the lusts of our flesh..in time past Gentiles in the flesh..Wherefore remember..That at that time ye were without Christ.." To anyone who says to you, that we sin every day, and we can't help but sin; say, Unto what then is the Name of Jesus to us? and how can we be Saved from our sins, but still in our sins?
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 2:2 WHEREIN IN TIME PAST YOU WALKED ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE JEREMIAH 23:22 IF THEY HAD STOOD BEFORE ME AND LISTENED TO ME THEY WOULD HAVE SPOKEN --MY WORDS-- AND THEY WOULD HAVE TURNED MY PEOPLE FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS AND DEEDS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truth- For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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